Christian legal group calls for investigation into Planned Parenthood

PHOENIX - It's been months since Planned Parenthood was accused of not reporting the rape of a teenage girl. Now a Christian legal group is demanding the state take action.

"Every American should be outraged that Planned Parenthood is refusing to report a rape," said Christiana Holcomb.

Holcomb works with the Alliance Defending Freedom and said what Planned Parenthood is accused of isn't just unacceptable, it's illegal.

"Legally they're required to report this to police within 24 hours of being told. Planned Parenthood decided it wasn't worth the hassle," Holcomb said.

According to a police report, the girl and her mom went to a Planned Parenthood in Tempe after she was assaulted by Tyler Kost. The girl told investigators she informed the counselor at Planned Parenthood about everything, and that the counselor intentionally miscoded the assault as consensual, saying they didn't want the hassle of having to report it to law enforcement.

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"There are certain mandatory reporters and Planned Parenthood is one of them," Holcomb said.

That's why ADF is demanding the state look into Planned Parenthood.

"Every young woman's life deserves to be protected, and so we're calling on the state of Arizona to launch an immediate investigation into Planned Parenthood," Holcomb said.

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office is already looking into this case. The Attorney General's office is trying to, but said the victim won't call them back.

Holcomb said since no one else seems to be taking action, it's up to ADF.

"The truth. We want to know the truth," she said.

ABC15 reached out to the Arizona Department of Health Services, the ones who got the complaint. We're told they can't comment on this specific case, but that if rules were violated the agency will launch an investigation.

Planned Parenthood of Arizona said because of privacy reasons they can't even confirm the teen was a patient, but that they take allegations like these very seriously.

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